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Doppler is Warning You!

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Bibb County GEMS-U team conducting interviews:  Gracie, Ahyunna, Maci, Lydia, and Amy.


Bibb County School District

Brent Elementary School and Centreville Middle School


This podcast consists of four meteorologists describing Doppler radar.  The first is Ms. Jessica Talley and Ms. Kristina Sumrall from the National Weather Service in Calera, AL.  She describes how Doppler works.  The second is Ms. Stephanie Walker of Alabama's13 (NBC).  She is a broadcast meteorologists and tells how she uses Doppler to inform the public about upcoming weather.  Finally, James Spann from ABC3340 tells about tornadoes and how they look on Doppler radar.

Length: 7:00

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Doppler is Warning You!

Content Areas: Math, Science, Career and Technical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SC2015] ES6 (6) 12: Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information (e.g., weather maps; diagrams; other visualizations, including radar and computer simulations) to support the claim that motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.

National/Other Standards:


2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.


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